More details on fatal shooting released

An autopsy conducted yesterday revealed that the victim of Friday’s shooting on Ridgebury Road died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Jorge Romero, a seven-year veteran of the department, said the state police in an updated statement released yesterday afternoon.

“As per department policy, Officer Romero is being assigned to departmental administrative duty pending a review of this incident,” the statement said.

The state police investigation is ongoing.

On Sunday, the state police revealed the identity of the victim as John Valluzzo, the owner of the home.

According to the state police statement, Ridgefield officers responded to a domestic dispute call Friday around 5:15 p.m. and found Mr. Valluzzo, 75, wielding a gun in the yard of the home.

Officers ordered him to lower his weapon, but he refused. When he raised his gun to the officers, Officer Romero fired his weapon at Mr. Valluzzo, according to the statement.

Mr. Valluzzo was the founder and president of the Military Museum of Southern New England in Danbury. He served three years in the Army during the Korean War.

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